Used properly, lasers can create impressive results on glass. The traditional methods such as rotary engraving and sandblasting can often be replaced with a laser. Though they will not engrave to great depth on glass, lasers offer the ability of create fine detail and the speed is typically faster. This can be done with direct processing and does not require a template.
Detailed glass engravingand crystal engraving is achieved with Trotec laser engraving machines
Glass engraving offers a range of incredible design options. Even the most sophisticated photographs and graphics can be replicated and are engraved directly on wine or beer glasses, bottles or mirrors. Any design that can be printed can also be etched on glass with a Trotec laser engraving machine.
How does laser engraving on glass work?
A laser engraved glass is very easy to make. During laser engraving, the material is etched directly and you don't have to produce a stencil (for example as is required for sandblasting).
What effect can I produce on glass?
Laser engraving of glass can be compared to "matting" of the material, only the surface of the glass is scored. With a Trotec laser, the most detailed photos, texts and logos can easily be applied to the glass
How does engraving on bottles or crystals work?
To engrave glass with a Trotec laser, glasses or bottles are clamped into a rotary attachment. You can then engrave the entire circumference of a wine bottle or beer glass. The unique Trotec JobControl software supports rotary engraving of glass, so all you need to do is define the diameter of the glass and the height of the graphic and start to laser.
Can you cut glass with a laser?
Due to the reflective surface of glass, unfortunately you can't cut glass with a laser.